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Fed up with paper

After giving a little thought as to why most large newspaper editorial staffs opposed Initiative 522, I came to the realization that they are actually a very large part of the food machine. Look at the quantity and quality of the advertisements by manufacturers and grocery stores every day in The Spokesman-Review (especially on Sunday). You can bet the food industry contributes mightily to newspaper bottom lines.

It is no wonder this rag has taken this position. Wouldn’t want to bite the hand that feeds you (wonder if that hand has been altered by Monsanto). The newspapers have decided that our health is not as important as their bottom line.

Mark Clark

Newport, Wash.


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